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Eä Tolkien Society March 2016 Meeting Notes

by Hawke published Apr 08, 2016 12:17 AM, last modified Apr 08, 2016 12:17 AM
Once again many thanks to everyone that attended in-person and online, and the new participants a hearty welcome! Thank you Brian for being so great with being on top of the notes, my apologies for my delay in posting. Remember we won't be meeting in April until the THIRD Saturday due to some schedule conflicts. So, next meeting is April 16th, 1:00 pm Pacific Time. See you all then. Namarie! -Hawke

Ea Tolkien society meeting


Hawke, Richard, Chris, Brian, Melody, Peter

  1. Brian read Feb Notes

  2. HR read from Collected Vinyar Tengwar. Link to their website**. Issue 2 snippets. Fun reference to upgrading from an Apple IIe to a “Mac”!

  3. Discussion: does any other fantasy author start with language?

  4. Orc words: Burz= dark; Agh= into; Um = bad

  5. Melody comments re: Owen Barfield’s Poetic Diction. Did this influence Tolkien? ** (Needs further research, anyone want to take this up?)

  6. Richard—thought that there was some ref. in Peoples of Middle Earth to Orcish language borrowed from other languages, none of their own. **  (Needs further research, anyone want to take this up?)

  7. Hawke read out loud an article about Mr. Bliss.

  8. Began reading Mr. Bliss, Tolkien’s short story for children. All take turns passing it around and reading. Link to Russian cartoon of Mr. Bliss.** More information:   Video:


    1. Tolkien writing for his children.

    2. Humor in irony.

    3. First mention of names Gaffer Gamgee and Fatty.

    4. Tolkien and cars…

    5. Girabbit – Doctor Doolittlish

    6. Peter commented on British English & American English… prepositions.

Next meeting… April 16th (3rd Saturday, 1 pm)

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